No Mud No Lotus

No Mud  No Lotus
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781937006853
Release: 2014-12-09
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration for transforming suffering and finding true joy. Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we’re able to face our suffering, we can’t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us. Nhat Hanh shares how the practices of stopping, mindful breathing, and deep concentration can generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives. With that energy, we can embrace pain and calm it down, instantly bringing a measure of freedom and a clearer mind. No Mud, No Lotus introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. With his signature clarity and sense of joy, Thich Nhat Hanh helps us recognize the wonders inside us and around us that we tend to take for granted and teaches us the art of happiness.

No Mud No Lotus

No Mud  No Lotus
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781937006860
Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy. Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we’re able to face our suffering, we can’t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us. Nhat Hanh shares how the practices of stopping, mindful breathing, and deep concentration can generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives. With that energy, we can embrace pain and calm it down, instantly bringing a measure of freedom and a clearer mind. No Mud, No Lotus introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. "When we know how to suffer," Nhat Hanh says, "we suffer much, much less." With his signature clarity and sense of joy, Thich Nhat Hanh helps us recognize the wonders inside us and around us that we tend to take for granted and teaches us the art of happiness.

No Mud No Lotus

No Mud  No Lotus
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Author: Hanh/Thich Naht
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9384067482
Release: 2017-10
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this extraordinary book, one of the world's most renowned Zen Buddhist masters teaches us how to find happiness by getting past suffering. He shows us how the only way to do this is by acknowledging and transforming suffering, not running away from it. He shares with us the practices of stopping, mindful breathing and deep concentration that will enable us to generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives; using that energy, we can embrace pain and suffering, calm them down, instantly bringing us a measure of freedom and a clearer mind. Serene and wise, No Mud, No Lotus is an immensely practical guide to overcoming life's big and little problems.

The Blooming of a Lotus

The Blooming of a Lotus
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 137
ISBN: 9780807012383
Release: 2009
Editor: Beacon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Buddhist teacher shares his principles and techniques of guided meditation, offering exercises that enhance joy in life, heal loneliness, and provide heightened awareness and insight.

Work

Work
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781937006204
Release: 2012-12-11
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"We all need to Chop Wood and Carry Water". In Thich Nhat Hanh's latest teachings on how to use applied Buddhism in daily life, he looks at how we deal with workplace scenarios, handle home and family responsibilities, and endure traffic jams and other challenges of modern life. By carefully examining our everyday choices he encourages us to become a lotus in a muddy world by building mindful communities, learning about compassionate living, and come to an understanding of our inert "Buddha nature." Part-time Buddha aims at contributing to new models of leadership and doing business, but is also full of life-coaching advise and finding our true happiness"--

No Mud No Lotus

No Mud   No Lotus
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Author: Nancy Shahani
Pages: 126
ISBN: 1777180309
Release: 2020-04-20
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The contents of this book are the prints and poetry of artist Nancy Shahani. A compilation of visual art pieces created in the medium of printmaking by utilizing the methods of silkscreen, lithography, monoprint, offset, etching and woodcut; they are intermixed with original works of poetry and reminiscences of factual events. The employed genre utilized in these works parallels most closely to that of abstract expressionism. These works are about the purity and divinity which allows one to be untouched by the sin around them and rise above the mud while their feet remain rooted in the experience. One must take a divine seat on the lotus and retain their dignity through it all as they become the lotus and the light.

The Art of Living

The Art of Living
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780062434722
Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In troubled times, there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously. In this important volume Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh——one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today——reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life’s deepest questions and experience the happiness and freedom we desire. Thich Nhat Hanh presents, for the first time, seven transformative meditations that open up new perspectives on our lives, our relationships and our interconnectedness with the world around us. Based on the last full talks before his sudden hospitalization, and drawing on intimate examples from his own life, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how these seven meditations can free us to live a happy, peaceful and active life, and face ageing and dying with curiosity and joy and without fear. Containing the essence of the Buddha’s teachings and Thich Nhat Hanh’s poignant, timeless, and clarifying prose, The Art of Living provides a spiritual dimension to our lives. This is not an effort to escape life or to dwell in a place of bliss outside of this world. Instead, this path will allow us to discover where we come from and where we are going. And most of all, it will generate happiness, understanding, and love, so we can live deeply in each moment of our life, right where we are.

How to Fight

How to Fight
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781941529874
Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment, and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves and others. The Mindfulness Essentials series introduces beginners and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the ways we act out in anger, frustration, despair, and delusion. In brief meditations accompanied by whimsical sumi-ink drawings, Thich Nhat Hanh instructs us exactly how to transform our craving and confusion. If we learn to take good care of our suffering, we can help others do the same. How to Fight is pocket-sized with two color original artwork by California artist Jason DeAntonis.

Reconciliation

Reconciliation
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781935209645
Release: 2010-11-01
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers ways that mindfulness, focused breathing and meditation can help bring healing and release for people suffering from childhood trauma. By the best-selling author of The World We Have. Original.

Fear

Fear
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780062123817
Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Written in words so intimate, calm, kind, and immediate, this extraordinary book feels like a message from our very own heart….Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most important voices of our time, and we have never needed to listen to him more than now.” —Sogyal Rinpoche Fear is destructive, a pervasive problem we all face. Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar, peace activist, and one of the foremost spiritual leaders in the world—a gifted teacher who was once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr.—Thich Nhat Hanh has written a powerful and practical strategic guide to overcoming our debilitating uncertainties and personal terrors. The New York Times said Hanh, “ranks second only to the Dalai Lama” as the Buddhist leader with the most influence in the West. In Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting through the Storm, Hanh explores the origins of our fears, illuminating a path to finding peace and freedom from anxiety and offering powerful tools to help us eradicate it from our lives

A Lotus Grows in the Mud

A Lotus Grows in the Mud
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Author: Goldie Hawn
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781101205327
Release: 2006-02-28
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this candid, insightful, and unconventional memoir, Goldie Hawn invites us to join her in an inspirational look back at the people, places, and events that have touched her. It is the spiritual journey of a heart in search of enlightenment. With her trademark effervescence, Goldie delivers a personal look at private and powerful events that carried her through life: her father’s spontaneity; her mother’s courage; and the joy of being a daughter, a sister, a parent, and a lover. She writes about her childhood dreams of becoming a ballerina. She takes us on a tour of her go-go years in 1960s New York City, the phenomenon of TV’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, her Oscar-winning debut in Cactus Flower and Hollywood stardom. She writes intimately about the challenges of love, anger and fear, and the importance of compassion and integrity. She speaks openly about her family, her partner Kurt Russell, her children; her faith, her curiosity for that which she doesn’t yet know, and her thirst for knowledge. Most of all, it is a trip back through a life well lived by a woman well loved.

Your True Home

Your True Home
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780834827684
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bringing the energy of true presence into our lives really does change things for the better—and all it takes is a little training. This treasury of 365 gems of daily wisdom from one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers of our age is a help and support for anyone who wants to train to meet every moment of life with 100 percent attention. Thich Nhat Hanh shows how practicing mindfulness can transform every area of our lives—and how its benefits radiate beyond us to affect others and the whole, larger world.

You Are Here

You Are Here
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,Sherab Chodzin Kohn
Pages: 137
ISBN: 9781590309834
Release: 2012
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

By a renowned Buddhist monk and best-selling author, this guide offers simple daily practices--including mindfulness of breath, mindful walking, deep listening, mindful speech, and more--to help readers discover the happiness and freedom of living in the present moment.

The Other Shore

The Other Shore
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781941529157
Release: 2017-08-22
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This new translation of the Buddha's most important, most studied teaching offers a radical new interpretation. In September, 2014 Thich Nhat Hanh completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Prajñaparamita Heart Sutra, one of the most important and well-known sutras in Buddhism. The Heart Sutra is recited daily in Mahayana temples and practice centers throughout the world. This new translation came about because Thich Nhat Hanh believes that the patriarch who originally compiled the Heart Sutra was not sufficiently skillful with his use of language to capture the intention of the Buddha's teachings—and has resulted in fundamental misunderstandings of the central tenets of Buddhism for almost 2,000 years. In The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries, Thich Nhat Hanh provides the new translation with commentaries based on his interpretation. Revealing the Buddha's original intention and insight makes clear what it means to transcend duality and pairs of opposites, such as birth and death, and to touch the ultimate reality and the wisdom of nondiscrimination. By helping to demystify the term "emptiness," the Heart Sutra is made more accessible and understandable. Prior to the publication of The Other Shore, Thich Nhat Hanh's translation and commentaries of the Heart Sutra, called The Heart of Understanding, sold more than 120,000 copies in various editions and is one of the most beloved commentaries of this critical teaching. This new book, The Other Shore, supersedes all prior translations.

Inside the Now

Inside the Now
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781937006808
Release: 2015-10-13
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This beautifully designed book will be cherished for generations. Written in the summer of 2013, Inside the Now contains the most recent, never before published commentaries and reflections of Thich Nhat Hanh on living in stillness and timelessness. The book begins with an autobiographical reflection in which we hear the voice of the young monk, poet, and community-builder struggling in war-torn Vietnam to develop a Buddhism relevant to the suffering of his time. These early experiences lay the groundwork for Thich Nhat Hanh's insights into the nature of time and interbeing. In part two, we hear the clear, direct voice of the Zen Master challenging us to open our hearts, seize the moment, and touch the now. The book is interspersed with poetry from other Zen masters as well as the author's own verse and calligraphy.

The Art of Communicating

The Art of Communicating
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780062224682
Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace is Every Step and one of the most respected and celebrated religious leaders in the world, delivers a powerful path to happiness through mastering life's most important skill. How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can really hear? How can we listen with compassion and understanding? Communication fuels the ties that bind, whether in relationships, business, or everyday interactions. Most of us, however, have never been taught the fundamental skills of communication—or how to best represent our true selves. Effective communication is as important to our well-being and happiness as the food we put into our bodies. It can be either healthy (and nourishing) or toxic (and destructive). In this precise and practical guide, Zen master and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how to listen mindfully and express your fullest and most authentic self. With examples from his work with couples, families, and international conflicts, The Art of Communicating helps us move beyond the perils and frustrations of misrepresentation and misunderstanding to learn the listening and speaking skills that will forever change how we experience and impact the world.

Taming the Tiger Within

Taming the Tiger Within
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101217313
Release: 2004-10-21
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Taming the Tiger Within is a handbook of meditations, analogies, and reflections that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, converting fear, and cultivating love in every arena of life-a wise and exquisite guide for bringing harmony and healing to one's life and relationships. Acclaimed scholar, peace activist, and Buddhist master revered by people of all faiths, Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions worldwide with his insight into the human heart and mind. Now he focuses his profound spiritual wisdom on the basic human emotions everyone struggles with on a daily basis.

What Now

What Now
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Author: Yael Shy
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781941529836
Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Buddhist teachings and meditation offer a roadmap to help college students and others in early adulthood incorporate mindfulness into their lives as a means of facing the myriad struggles unique to this stage of life. Early adulthood is filled with intense emotions and insecurity. What if you never fall in love? What if you can't find work you’re passionate about? You miss home. You miss close friends. You’re lost in the noise of how you think you should be living and worried about wasting what everyone says should be the best years of your life. What Now? shares mindfulness practices to help twentysomethings learn to identify and accept these feelings and respond—not react—to painful and powerful stimuli without pushing them away or getting lost in them. This is not about fixing oneself or being "better." Readers are encouraged to embrace themselves exactly as they are. You are already completely whole, completely loveable, completely worthy. What Now? shares practices that help us to wake up to this fact. This uniquely tumultuous developmental period is a time when many first live away from home and engage in all kinds of experimentation—with ideas, substances, relationships, and who we think we are and want to be in the world. Yael Shy shares her own story and offers basic meditation guides to beginning a practice. She explores the Buddhist framework for what causes suffering and explores ideas about interconnection and social justice as natural outgrowths of meditation practice.

True Love

True Love
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,Sherab Chodzin Kohn
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781590309391
Release: 2011-01-02
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First offers readers the technique of conscious breathing as a method for synchronizing the mind and body to establish the conditions of love, then explains a mantra practice for generating love that consists of four key statements or intentions in our relationships that will also heal our own pain, fear, and negativity.

No Mud No Lotus

No Mud  No Lotus
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Author: Maya Yonika
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0615788424
Release: 2013-04
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"No Mud, No Lotus" is a humorous but gritty journey out of substance addiction and sexual trauma and into Sacred Sex and Neo Tantra! It's the raw, honest, and intimate biography of a Maya who stars in a controversial documentary film about Tantra,"Sex Magic, Manifesting Maya." This isn't the usual life story of a "Sacred Sexual, Tantric practitioner," filled with New Age lingo and promises of ecstatic sexual bliss. Rather, it's the genuine, real account of a regular girl who seeks emotional and psychological healing from a past of sexual trauma, abuse, and addictions. "No Mud, No Lotus" chronicles Maya's determined journey to find depth and meaning within love, sex and relationships. It also tells the story of "Father Ron" who believes it's Maya's destiny to stand at his side as a "Sacred sexual healer," and invites Maya to travel the world with him as his mate and to teach "Tantra." Together, they go to places where the lines between black and white, shadow and light, the sacred and the profane become maddeningly unclear and contradictory. But Maya's past already endowed her with strength and a critical eye- assets she didn't know she had- which serve as her beacon of truth as she negotiates the darkened maze that is Neo Tantra as practiced in sexually over-charged New Age circles.